First of all, today is a very special day. Aimee is celebrating her 34th birthday today!!! Woo hoo. We are getting together with my family this Saturday to enjoy Mom's lasagna and some birthday cake. Aimee said she is taking that day off from dieting and I don't blame her because Mom's lasagna is to die for. We had a wonderful day today, spending some quality time together.
Kayleigh was very quiet today as she is still recovering from the surgery. The doctors said it takes a little longer for a preemie to come off of the anesthesia, so she was sleeping pretty much the whole time we were there. Aimee and I had our hands in the isolette from both sides. We held both of her hands and alternated stroking her little head. There was a period of five minutes where she was opening her eyes a little to see who was out there. I think she heard us talking and was very happy because she was satting in the high 90's. Whenever we would pull our hands out, she would first try to squeeze our hands as if she didn't want to let go and then her sats would go down a little. It was as if she was more secure when our hands were in there with her. We are so happy that she is doing well after such as stressful surgery.
Aimee just got off the phone with the NICU and I am shocked to say that she is continuing to grow better with the triple mix nutrients that they are giving to her through an IV than the breast milk fortifier. She weighed in at 1070 tonight which is (2.574 pounds). I am very happy to see an increase like that. It may not be much compared to a normal preemie, but that is a lot for Kayleigh. Although we know she doesn't do anything by the book.
Great news!!! The Kayleigh bracelets came in yesterday and we mailed them out, so they should be arriving to you soon. I am dying to see all the photos and letters for Kayleigh's scrap book. We still have to get more bracelets for the last few that placed their orders, so if you are thinking of still getting one, please do. We are overwhelmed by all the people who purchased one and it is going to make an awesome scrap book.
Thank you all so very much and God Bless!
The Freemans :)